As pretty much everyone who loves cannabis knows, it’s almost 4/20 — that magical time of the year when stoners, activists and people from all walks of life gather globally to celebrate and protest for cannabis decriminalization.

Canada is one of only two countries where cannabis is legal for medical and recreational use, so there is certainly much to celebrate. Toronto, Ontario and the surrounding area are known for some killer events that you can bet we’ve covered.

Unfortunately, the aftermath of Covid took a toll on many of the festivals and events happening in the GTA. In the last two years, many have postponed until further notice. However, things are looking up, and some festivals are coming back this year. Read on for some of the best 4/20 events happening in Toronto in 2022.

420 Toronto 

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Starting with a new classic that we’re big fans of, 420 Toronto is the place to be to celebrate cannabis culture. If you’re looking for guest speakers, live music, comedians, food trucks and, of course, a massive cloud of smoke draped over Yonge and Dundas square — this is the place to be. The last time we saw this festival happen in 2019, it moved locations to Woodbine Park. 

This year for 2022, 420 Toronto is back and returns once again to Yonge and Dundas Square this Wednesday, April 20, 2022. 

On April 20, head to your local cannabis store to check out their 4/20 sales and other events happening. 

420 Comedy Festival 

The 420 Comedy Festival started in April 2017 and offers four venues around the GTA packed with Toronto’s best comics. Better yet, the featured topic is all things cannabis. What better way to enjoy an evening than some good bud and comedy? If you’re looking for a case of the giggles this 4/20, check out the Cannabis Comedy Fest in Toronto happening on April 20. Bring your bud and smoke with some of Canada’s best comedians. 

Niagara Falls 420 expo  

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Looking for a getaway? Check out Niagara 420 Expo on April 23, 2022, at the Niagara Falls Convention Centre.

The 420 Expo is North America’s biggest cannabis celebration. This 30,000 square feet of all things cannabis offers exhibitors, educational seminars, guest speakers, manufacturers, and more. For more information, check out their website here.

O’Cannabiz 

O’CANNABIZ is an International Awards, conference and Expo not always on 4/20, but usually happens in April. This is a three-day event. You should check out if you are in the cannabis business or looking to start your business. They have seminars on the latest regulations, and how to build your business. The event features discussions on how cannabis can be a superfood and how the legal cannabis industry is making waves as an industry led by women. Although O’CANNABIZ was cancelled back in April 2020, this year it is coming back and will take place at Casa Loma Castle. Instead of it being in April, unfortunately, this year you will have to wait till June 1 to 3. 

Know of the best new 4/20 events happening in Toronto or the GTA? Let us know in the comments! And, follow us for all the best 4/20 coverage this week of events in California, Vancouver and more.

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